Court Report for Archers to the Wald

October 1, AS XLVI (2011)

Here begins the report of the court of Their Excellencies Liam and Constance, Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands at Archers to the Wald in the Canton of Steltonwald, October 1, AS 46, Lord Jorundr hinn Rotinn reporting herald.

Their Excellencies asked for the attendance of Maestra Gianna di Aurelio, who ran an tournament to choose her successor as Baronial Archery Champion. Gianna talked of the fierce competition which ended with a shootout between Lord Robert MacEwin of Thornhill and Master Jacopo di Niccolo. Master Jacopo was the victor in the end, and he was invited to join Maestra Gianna in court, Gianna told of the tradition that all outgoing champions add one of their bolts or arrows to the champions quiver, which Gianna did. Their Excellencies thanked Gianna for her service and told Jacopo of the faith they had in his service. Scroll by the scribes of the Debatable Lands.

Their Excellencies then called for Lord Jorundr hinn Rotinn. Who explained that he ran a tournament as well that day to determine his successor as Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion. The finals of the tournament came down to a showdown between Master Jacopo di Niccolo and Lord Robert MacEwin of Thornhill, and just to keep it different THLord Kieran MacRae. In the end THLord Kieran MacRae was the victor, and he was asked to appear before Their Excellencies. Lord Jorundr explained that the regalia of the Thrown Weapons Champion had not made the trip to Archers to the Wald, and thus could not change hands that day and in its place handed over an IOU. Their Excellencies thanked Lord Jorundr for his service and the tournament of the day, and asked THLord Kieran MacRae to join them. Scroll by the scribes of the Debatable Lands.

Their Excellencies further had Lord Robert MacEwin of Thornhill show himself before them. Their Excellencies remarked on how often they had heard Lord Robert's name that day and said how much it pleased them that this was so, they then asked if Lord Robert had anything to say, to which Lord Robert replied that he in fact did. That day Lord Robert had also held a tournament to determine his successor as Youth Archery Champion, he told of the trials between himself and Elizabeth Wilbur who was called to join him. Their Excellencies then said how pleased they were at the proficiency of their youth archers and talked of how the Debatable Lands was large enough to house two champions, and thus they made Lord Robert MacEwin of Thornhill and Elizabeth Wilbur co-champions. Their Excellencies then asked Lord Robert to take his place in their retinue, and asked that Elizabeth stay for but a moment more. It had come to Their Excellencies attention that Elizabeth had recently attained a royal round average between 60 and 80, which qualified her to display the badge of her rank as a Bowman, which They presented to her. Their Excellencies then asked Elizabeth to join their retinue.

Their Excellencies then asked that Lady Madeleine de l'Este come before them. They talked of how they had heard much about Lady Madeleine's skill at costuming, and could see Themselves how fine the Lady Madeleine's garments were, and thus did they induct her into the Order of the Blue-Silver Comet. Scroll illuminated by THL Odrianna vander Brugghe and calligraphed by THL Kieran MacRae. The Scroll case so recently returned by the Lady Madeleine was returned to her so that she might safely transport and store her scroll until alternate arrangements could be made.

Their Excellencies expressed their pleasure at the attendance of the event and Their own enjoyment of the day despite the weather's best attempts to alter matters. Their Excellencies then promised that they would return to the Canton of Steltonwald in the future and would endeavor to visit more than once a year.

There being no further business, court was closed.


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